CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #155
Fubon Guardians News: Héctor Noesí
On December 23, Apple Daily broke the news that Héctor Noesí has signed with the Fubon Guardians. When asked by the media, the team decided not to comment on the rumour.
Fast forward to a day later, on December 24, the Guardians made it official by announcing the signing of 33-year-old right-hander Héctor Noesí as one of their foreign players for the 2021 season.
According to ETtoday, Héctor Noesí is reportedly on an annual salary around 500,000 USD. Apart from the Guardians, the Brothers also made a similar offer hoping to acquire Noesí.
“He has a pretty command to all his pitches, we have been tracking Héctor Noesí since 2017,” said the Guardians’ general manager.
“I thank God for giving me this opportunity to sign with the Guardians,” said Héctor Noesí. “I hope to win the Championship and open a new chapter in my professional career.”
Héctor Noesí began his professional career in 2006 with the New York Yankees organisation. He eventually made his MLB debut in 2011 and compiled a combined record of 5.51 ERA, 1.47 WHIP over 423 innings in six MLB seasons.
In 2016, he made his way across the Pacific Ocean to the KBO where he pitched three seasons for the KIA Tigers. From 2016 to 2018, he posted a 3.79 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 582.1 innings.
After leaving the KBO, he returned to the MLB system in 2019 and joined the Miami Marlins. During that year, he spent most of that season in Triple-A but had a brief stint in the MLB.
Héctor Noesí Pitching Repertoire
According to the KBO scouting report and the data on Baseball Savant, Héctor Noesí throws a fastball, slider, changeup, curve and sinker.
- 4-seam fastball / sinker – 149 kph, 44%
- Slider – 141 kph, 29%
- Curveball – 128 kph, 16%
- Changeup – 138 kph, 9%
He rarely uses his changeup when facing the right-handed batters. When he falls behind on the count, he primarily relies on his fastball and slider.
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2021 CPBL season.
So who will be in the minor league team to start the year?
Probably whoever is least healthy or ready on Opening Day.
Will probably based on their spring training performance. That’s the Guardians manager’s style.
[…] the Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, the team announced. (Hat tip to the CPBL Stats page.) Apple Daily was the first to break news of the agreement, and media outlet EToday reported that […]